Sunday, June 17, 2018


News Links, June 18, 2018

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
The prospects for the rest of the year are awful
Millionaires Now Own Half of World's Personal Wealth
Seems Impossible, but Argentina's Peso Was Able to Collapse even Further Despite $50 Billion IMF Bailout
Container giants MSC, Maersk eye slow steaming to cut costs amid rising fuel prices
Here Is The Stunning Reason Why Treasury Yields Blew Out In April
Bank CEOs Say Robots Can Replace Half of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Employees
Global landlord: Blackstone Becomes Biggest Hotel & Property Owner in Spain

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Broadcom lays off 1,100 employees after Brocade merger, may cut more

## War on cash/cashless society ##
New Delhi's level of PM2.5, tiny particulate matter that can dangerously clog lungs, exceeded 170 Friday morning, more than six times higher than the World Health Organization considers safe.
Palm oil to be phased out in EU by 2030
E-cig flavorings may damage lining of blood vessels
The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?
The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.
Growth is dead, anyway, so single-minded pursuit of more growth only aggravates the problem. -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Op-Ed: Official narrative on Skripal poisoning has little credibility
Facebook also collects a lot of information about the device you're using. They know your mobile operator, battery level, signal strength, and available storage space. They track your IP address, cookie data, time zone, and even your connection speed. They also obtain information such as your operating system, browser type, and file names based on all your different interactions with the site.
Moral authority? Name one government on the planet that has moral authority. -- RF

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The 4 Stages of the Collapse of Venezuela
Coming soon to a country near you. -- RF
The flaw in the thinking is that we'll always have electricity. -- RF
China verges on luring all of Africa away from Taiwan
Beijing uses economic leverage to cultivate allies against American pressure
How China's squid fishing programme is squeezing its neighbours and creating global sea change
This is an unsustainable initiative because fisheries are collapsing. -- RF
Letter From Britain: An Establishment Blinded By Russophobia
A British elite challenged by large parts of the British population is rallying around trumped-up fear of Russia as a means of protecting its interests.

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